Preble County, Ohio at a glance. . .

Preble County is situated in the southwest portion of Ohio. The city of Eaton is the county seat.

In addition to the city of Eaton, there are several villages located in the county: Camden, College Corner, Eldorado, Gratis, Lewisburg, New Paris, Verona, West Alexandria, West Elkton, and West Manchester, and there are a dozen townships: Dixon, Gasper, Gratis, Harrison, Israel, Jackson, Jefferson, Lanier, Monroe, Somers, Twin and Washington. There are several major roadways including 1-70, U.S. 127, U.S. 35, U.S. 40, and ten state routes.

The county has five school districts, which provide primary and secondary education to close to 8000 school-aged children. There are several colleges and universities located nearby including Miami University, Wright State University, Earlham College, University of Dayton, Indiana University East, and Sinclair Community College, to name a few.

Visit http://www.preblecounty.com/ for more information on Preble County and Eaton, Ohio.

Covered Bridges

Preble County is home to seven covered bridges.

Roberts Bridge 1829
Brubaker Bridge 1887
Dixon Branch Bridge 1887
Harshman Bridge 1894
Geeting Bridge 1894
Christman Bridge 1895
Warnke Bridge 1896

Parks

Allen and Adaline Garber Nature Center, Lewisburg, offers a mile long loop trail and several shorter trails through a 33 acre forest.The Nature Center opened to the public in April of this year and is Preble County's first county nature center.

Hueston Woods State Park, College Corner, encompasses nearly 3,000 arces of land and a large 625 acre lake. The park offers boating, hiking, horseback riding, golf, dining and overnight accomodations.

Fort Saint Clair Park, Eaton, was built in 1792 to protect the area against the threat of Indians. On November 6, of the same year, 200 Indians led by Little Turtle attacked the 100 Kentucky riflemen who had camped outside the fort, six of whom died.

 

Golf Courses

Countyside Golf Course, New Paris

Eaton County Club, Eaton

Hueston Woods State Park Golf Course, College Corner

Penn Terra Golf Course, Lewisburg

Resources: 

We found this listing of resources in Preble County that includes numbers for emergency services, child care, community resources, drug and alchol treatment, employment, family services, food and nurtrition services, housing and utilities, food pantries, health car, government, counseling and senior resoures.  

More information on activities and attractions in Preble County can be found at http://www.preblecountyohio.com/